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I am interested in nature photography and photo art and travels
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Thursday, April 29, 2021

A tribute to my parents

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A tribute to my parents - En tribut till mina föräldrar
My mothers painting and my fathers Juniper wood work
© NF Photo 210429

Today I thank Rain for the theme Gates and Fences. I finally know what to do with my parents artwork.
My mother loved to paint in oil and my father loved woodwork. Especially in Juniper wood. 
Today I combined the Autumn forest and the Juniper pieces of wood. 
I wrote their names on the base of the gate. 
So far the wood is only placed upon the canvas. Now I have to figure out how to attach them permanently.

I have been fooling around with Geli printing a bit this week. As I don´t have a geli plate I used a transparent, plastic cutting board.

I photographed each stages on the work. First shot is the background painted on the board. Then let it dry. Next I painted a flower on top of it. And the blue stripes. 
Image 4 shows the result of having plastic folie on top of the wet color. And ripping it off. 
For image 5 I had to spray water on the board as the basic layer were dry. And they need to be wet. 
I put a sheet of watercolor paper on top of the wet color. Pressed it down to capture the wet color. And lifted it slowly. 

Geli pinted flower on Watercolor paper A4
If you wonder why the final image is turned the other way it is because when you paint on the geli board, you paint the negative and turn it to positive in the last stage. 

Had some fun with coffee filter too. Might be the same flower as above! 

Take care everyone. It is chilly today, spring is slow, and I have a heater blowing some warmth. 

© NF Photo 210429

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  1. Nice memory of your parents, this work of art. Combined uniquely with the beautiful wood and the background of the painted painting it harmonizes into a single unit.
    A beautiful work of art created by Rains theme.
    The gel works are fun and playful, great your imagination!
    It's not that warm for me the next few days either, hug Elke

  2. I love your tribute to your parents and beautiful gel painting Monica.

  3. Lovely tribute to your parents and wonderful art as always.

  4. Such beautiful work honouring your parents, absolutely beautiful!

  5. Lovely,lovely

    Happy Thursday Monica


  6. We have our parents in common ... My mother was a painter and my father loved woodworking. I have pieces by both, but they don't really fit together as yours have ... it turned out lovely and your parents would love it. Geli painting, how much fun is that. And the pictures turned out nice. I laughed at you painting on your coffee filter ... gave me an idea of what to do with my coffee filters as I have stopped drinking coffee because my BP has been high (ugh!) Fun post, Monica and nice that you made the first on Rain's highlighted artist. Pretty Cool :)

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  7. What a fabulous tribute to your parents, I love it.

  8. A beautiful art tribute to your parents. I really love this one Monica.
    So fun to just play with printing isn't it? Happy PPF!

  9. Monica - a wonderful tribute to your parents - sometimes inspiration comes from unexpected places!!! Thanks for sharing this very special piece of art with everyone at Mosaic Monday!

  10. A lovely mood, a wonderful tribute, Monica. Thank you for sharing this artwork with us.

    Happy MosaicMonday

  11. Happy Monday Monica

    I am at #19 on the linky today


  12. That's wonderful to do this with your parents in mind. I love seeing the art and talent of our parent's generation. Hugs!

  13. I love the tribute to your parents Monica! It's so creative and lovely. And so are your flowers!!! :) I love that you drew on a coffee filter! :)


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